Father Jim Lucas - Pastor
Prior to joining St.Thomas More Parish and the priesthood, Fr. Jim had a career as a chemical engineer in the paper industry. The seed for a calling to serve in the church burst forth in life after a profound spiritual awakening during a retreat in 1989. The retreat changed the direction of his life.
Don Wetzel, Deacon Emeritus
Deacon Don was born and raised in Chicago, Il. He is married to Joan (for 51 years) and has three children; Maria, Ann and Joseph. Being a charter member of St. Thomas More, Deacon Don has volunteered since its conception and especially enjoys officiating at Baptisms, singing in the choir and assisting at Masses. HIs favorite Saint is St. Francis of Assisi as he was a man who loved God deeply, making himself less and others more. Although Deacon Don is officially retired, he is still very active in the parish. Please contact the parish office at 739-7758 and leave a message for Deacon Don and he will call you back as soon as possible.
Craig Merrick, Deacon
Craig was born in Janesville, WI and now resides in Appleton with his wife, Connie. They have 3 children; Matthew, Melissa and Michael. Craig has been a member of St. Thomas More since he was confirmed in 1980 and has been a deacon here since 1998. He enjoys working with and helping people, discussing God's work in our lives and weddings and baptisms. Craig's favorite saint is Peter as he can relate to him. Not only because both their names mean rock, but because rocks are hard to move and Peter was slow to get it. It takes time to live your faith and Craig is working towards being like Peter who truly lived his faith. Craig can be reached by contacting the parish office at 739-7758 and leaving a message for him.
Barb Tremel, Business Administrator
Connie Ebben, Office Manager
Sara Stammer, Communications Assistant
Sara grew up in Fairbanks, AK before she moved to Appleton and has been a member of St. Thomas More Parish ever since. She resides in Appleton with her husband and four children, who attend St. Thomas More School. Sara was active in youth ministry when growing up and is now enjoying using her strengths to help the church again. She enjoys taking on all new tasks and looks forward to assisting wherever she can. Sara can be contacted at 739-7758.
Bob Balza, Buildings and Grounds
Chris Rosenbaum, Parish Nurse
Irene Skarban, Pastoral Associate
Patricia Verbrick, Music Ministry Coordinator
Mary Vanevenhoven, Coordinator of Worship & Spiritual Life
Emily Shackleton, Coordinator of Child Ministry (Preschool-Gr. 5)
Laurie Overesch, Coordinator of Youth Ministry (Gr. 6-12)
Anna Donnermeyer, Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry
Anita Revord, Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation
Wendy Fischer, Faith Formation Administrative Assistant